The Sun Also Rises Cocktail

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Uh, so. If someone’s TV remote is missing and she’s bummed because she can’t watch Teen Mom 3 (omgomg) and Catfish in the forest, and no one is around to judge her, is she still mega trashy? Asking for a friend. I promise that I–uh–she has redeeming qualities–really!


Meanwhile, because I’m obviously MUCHO CLASSIER, let’s make a cocktail to tide us over. A sophisticated one–Hemingway-inspired, even. Let’s pretend  we are not ironing our clothes on the carpet like bums and instead, writing bullfighting novels in Pamplona.

I didn’t create this, and there are many versions of thusly-named cocktails online. This is the one that makes sense. (Prosecco? Love the stuff, but please. There’s a Death In the Afternoon for that.) Hemingway was fond of daiquiris–sugarless ones specifically. This drink comes close. And, Pernod (which very much tastes like absinthe, but that’s another post) was featured heavily in The Sun Also Rises.

The end result? Much like a daiquiri (which is basically rum, sugar and lime), but complex, with nutty-sweet maraschino and licorice-ish–say that fast–Pernod. 

¡Olè! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go polish my antique mahogany bookcase. By which I mean: watch people be immature and terrible to each other.

The Sun Also Rises Cocktail (slightly adapted from
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  1. 2 ounces light rum
  2. 3/4 of an ounce fresh lime juice
  3. 1/2 of an ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  4. 1/2 of an ounce maraschino liqueur
  5. 1 teaspoon absinthe or Pernod
  6. Grapefruit twist, for garnish
  1. Combine everything in a shaker full of ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass (original recipe calls for the glass to be filled with crushed ice; I skipped this). Garnish with grapefruit twist.
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  1. says

    Well, I would totally be judging this hypothetically trashy person, but I stayed up way too late last week watching the Katy Perry documentary, so… glass houses over here.

    PS Highly recommended viewing, that Katy is a fighter!


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